EU aviation controllers have booked flight tests for Boeing’s pained 737 Max plane.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said the tests would happen in Vancouver, Canada in the week starting 7 September.
Boeing’s top rated aircraft was grounded a year ago after two accidents killed each of the 346 individuals on the flights.
The declaration comes two months after US controllers started comparable experimental flights for the jet.
‘The office said it had been “working consistently, in close co-activity with the FAA and Boeing, to restore the Boeing 737 Max aircraft to support as quickly as time permits, yet just once it is persuaded it is protected”.
It said the way toward booking the experimental flights had been hindered by Covid-19 travel limitations among Europe and the US
It included: “While Boeing still has some last activities to deter, EASA makes a decision about the general development of the re-plan measure is currently adequate to continue to flight tests. These are essential for the European office to affirm the airplane’s new structure.”
EASA said test system tests would happen from 1 September at London’s Gatwick air terminal.
Changes to make
Meanwhile, the FAA has put forward a wide-ranging list of changes it wants to be made before the planes can fly again commercially.
These include updating flight control software, revising crew procedures and rerouting internal wiring.
Boeing hopes to get the 737 Max back in the air early next year.
Aviation regulators grounded the 737 Max following two crashes – a Lion Air flight and an Ethiopian Airlines flight – within five months of each other.
The crashes killed all 346 passengers and crew on the flights.
The ruling triggered a financial crisis at the 103-year-old company, sparked lawsuits from victims’ families, and raised questions about how Boeing and the FAA conducted their safety approval process.
In any case, EASA has maintained that clearance by the US Federal Aviation Administration won’t consequently mean a clearance to fly in Europe.
Specialists accused deficiencies in the flight control system, which Boeing has been overhauling for a considerable length of time so as to fulfill new wellbeing needs.